Sulphur Mountain, Banff National Park

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Head up Sulphur Mountain for extensive views of six mountain ranges in the Canadian Rockies. Named for the hot springs on its lower slopes, the mountain features both hiking trails and a scenic eight-minute gondola ride to its peak. At the summit, you'll find a 1903 meteorological observatory that still contains antique furnishings. The area at the top also includes a short historical walk and well-maintained observation decks where you can admire the scenery and snap photos. Put Sulphur Mountain and other Banff National Park attractions into our Banff National Park online sightseeing planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Very impressed with organization and willingness of staff to help when we were late for our up-time - specifically Ghandi and Lisa went out of their way to accommodate our party of 8. We did the... 
    Very impressed with organization and willingness of staff to help when we were late for our up-time - specifically Ghandi and Lisa went out of their way to accommodate our party of 8. We did the...  more »
  • A technically and physically challenging hike, but well worth the effort if you have the hiking gear and physical fitness. It is not very long, and if you walk moderately fast you can expect to... 
    A technically and physically challenging hike, but well worth the effort if you have the hiking gear and physical fitness. It is not very long, and if you walk moderately fast you can expect to...  more »
  • My friend and I walked up and down sulphur mountain on the gondola side. We would rate it as a moderate hike because it is fairly short (6.8 miles round trip) and only 2500 feet elevation gain. And... 
    My friend and I walked up and down sulphur mountain on the gondola side. We would rate it as a moderate hike because it is fairly short (6.8 miles round trip) and only 2500 feet elevation gain. And...  more »
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  • We don't hike much and it was for sure moderate-hard but we were able to do it with normal hiking boots! It took us about 2hrs. The trail is beautiful and view at the top stunning! Hiking down I recommend a walking stick or poles as more slippery/slushy.
  • Was an easy hike with lots of switch backs. Views are great and has a nice place at the top for coffee.
  • Amazing views. Our family had a great day.
  • The trail is a little arduous for an amateur. Every bit worth taking the hike-up, with scenery, weather changes and some animal life. We came across a gorgeous golden mantled ground squirrel. The 360 views from the top are unworldly beautiful. The landscape is still pristine. Its getting busy and touristy out there! It turns dark quickly. Consider taking gondola on your way down.
  • October hiking - 6.4 kms to the top. Snow and ice at shade, recommend to have hiking poles and cleats. About 2 hrs-one way and good workout.

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